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Today’s Wordle 470 answer and hint: Sunday, October 2

Audio player loading… Whether you’re hoping to find a general hint to improve your daily Wordle game or are looking for a helpful clue to guide the way, you’ll discover everything you need to solve the October 2 (470) challenge on this very page.My opening guesses did a lot of the heavy lifting today, leaving me to spend an embarrassing amount of time finding the one last letter needed to solve today’s Wordle. It was certainly a challenge and felt like a bottomless well of possibilities.Wordle hintToday’s Wordle: A hint for Sunday, October 2Today’s answer is a specific type of…

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Here’s a game about soldering and tinkering with old school electronics

Audio player loading… Not long ago I played Last Call BBS, a puzzle anthology that included a minigame about assembling model robot kits—using tools to snip them off the plastic sprues, then connecting, painting, and even stickering them. I get a sense of the same pleasant tactility watching the release trailer for Retro Gadgets, an upcoming game that will let you build your own videogame handheld, calculator, digital pet, or chiptune starter kit.”Lose yourself as you build, solder, code, customise, and play with electrifying gadgets at your relaxing workbench”, says the Steam page (opens in new tab) description. “Build video…

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Founding member of Disco Elysium studio claims core devs ‘involuntarily’ left the company

Audio player loading… Martin Luiga, a founding member of Studio ZA/UM and an editor on PC Gamer’s 2019 Game of the Year and Top 100 chart-topper (opens in new tab), Disco Elysium, has announced the “dissolution of the ZA/UM Cultural Association” via a post on Medium (opens in new tab) (first spotted by independent journalist Nibel (opens in new tab) on Twitter). Luiga delineates the ZA/UM “cultural association” as distinct from the company, and claims that Disco Elysium lead designer Robert Kurvitz, writer Helen Hindpere, and art director Aleksander Rostov involuntarily left the company at the end of 2021.Luiga asserts that…

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Today’s Wordle 469 answer and hint: Saturday, October 1

Audio player loading… You’ll find all the tips, hints, and clues you need to solve today’s Wordle on this very page, and if you’d like to go the extra mile and really protect your win streak you can also read the answer to the October 1 (469) puzzle here too.Today’s puzzle offered up plenty of greens, but it was the greys that had me stumped. If it can’t be that or that, then what was there left to use? It was an enjoyable sort of struggle, a different angle that made Wordle feel fresh and new. Wordle hintToday’s Wordle: A hint…

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This cool Metal Gear Solid throwback trades rocket launchers for sponge bullets

Audio player loading… I knew Undetected (opens in new tab), a new indie stealth game from Mexican developer Antonio Freyre, and I were on the same page when a pencil-pushing, no-nonsense general immediately started on with a mission briefing over scenes of the hero, Tenoch Kaan, sneaking through the jungle to his deployment point. I’m not 30 seconds in before proper nouns like “Raptrix units” and “Perpetual Energy Station” are thrown around.That’s the good stuff right there. Don’t even tell me what Raptrix means—I don’t want to know. It sounds cool. Give me that absolute minimum context. There’s someone that…

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The best mods for Cyberpunk 2077

Looking for the best Cyberpunk 2077 mods? You’re not alone. Nearly two years after its contentious and troublesome launch, players are suddenly flocking back to Cyberpunk 2077 in record numbers (opens in new tab), and sales (opens in new tab) of CD Projekt’s first-person RPG are on the rise, too. There are some good reasons for that. First, Cyberpunk 2077 has undergone some serious changes and improvements over the past 18 months, fixing lots of bugs and adding long-requested features like transmog (opens in new tab) to the RPG. Providing another big boost is Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, the Netflix anime series that’s…

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Cyberpunk 2077 car insurance mod wants you to check yourself before you wreck everyone else

Audio player loading… Driving recklessly is an open world game tradition. Leaving a wake of smashed cars, dead pedestrians, and downed lampposts behind you is just a fact of life, whether you’re racing off on a world-saving quest or just driving to the store to buy a new pair of kicks. The wreckage, meanwhile, is all neatly cleaned up and there’s no sign of your wanton destruction the next time you go roaring past that same street corner.It’s not really fair to the citizens of the world whose cars you sideswipe, ding, scratch, smash, or destroy, however, and now a…

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Activision slams COD cheatmakers with racketeering charges

Audio player loading… Activision has gone to war on the maker of popular Call of Duty cheat software, a German-based entity called EngineOwning (hereafter EO). The videogame publisher has filed a new document in an ongoing suit in California against dozens of named individuals, and among the charges is one that does raise an eyebrow: racketeering. Activision accuses the individuals involved in EO of not just violating the software’s terms of use, and wire fraud, but of a RICO violation: essentially saying that this amounts to criminal conspiracy.I’ve read quite a few suits like this over the years, and usually…

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The Destiny 2 streamer who found the best use for Stadia is now hunting for a replacement for when it closes

Audio player loading… Google Stadia is dead. Well, dying in January. While it always struggled to get off the ground, it had a dedicated fanbase and people who found some incredibly clever uses for it. Destiny 2 players will be familiar with Lucky “Luckstruck9” Lai, also known as ‘The Checkpoint Guy’. He’s been making use of 11 Stadia accounts to share checkpoints with fellow raiders, cutting out the more mundane parts of loot grinding. It’s something our own Destiny Guy Tim Clark has made good use of. But with the disappearance of Stadia, it casts an uncertain future for The Checkpoint…

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Today’s Wordle 468 answer and hint: Friday, September 30

Audio player loading… Whether you’re searching for a helpful clue to help nudge you in the direction of today’s Wordle answer or you’d like the solution to the puzzle of the day handed out as quickly as possible, you’ll find everything you need to solve the September 30 (468) puzzle on this very page.As if to make up for the unpredictable rollercoaster Wordle’s had me on this week, today’s answer came with the minimal amount of fuss. A few productive guesses swiftly followed by the answer isn’t especially exciting, but it’s not a bad way to start my Friday either.Wordle…

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Get 4X classic Master of Magic free for a limited time

Audio player loading… As far as strategy games go, Master of Magic is one of the old school all-timers, right up there with Civilization and Master of Orion. Originally released in 1994, it gave you a settlement and a scout in the traditional manner, but it also made you a wizard rather than, say, boring old Abraham Lincoln. Researching varied kinds of magic let you summon different troops and call down different spells from its selection of hundreds. If you never tried it, Master of Magic Classic is available for free right now on GOG (opens in new tab).Though originally…

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This streamer is playing Jump King, except every wrong move drops him into a dunk tank

Audio player loading… It’s notoriously hard to cut through the noise on Twitch: for every million-sub streamer, there are tens of thousands of aspiring streamers with almost no views. Streamer KeatDawg has come up with a good way to get attention, though: self-punishment, in the form of a dunk tank contraption. As you can probably guess, KeatDawg’s nasty machine drops him into a tub of water every time he fails. And if being dunked in a tub of water with every mistake isn’t bad enough, KeatDawg is playing Jump King, a notoriously tough platformer about scaling an increasingly ludicrous tower with…

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A Creepshow game is coming from the team behind the Dread X Collections

Audio player loading… The Dread X Collections are packages of bite-sized horror that are at least partially responsible for the recent resurgence of retro horror games, particularly of a PS1 vintage. The games featured across the five collections range from comedic through to genuinely creepy, and touch on genres ranging from first-person shooters through to point and click adventures. You could say, given their episodic nature, that they resemble George Romero’s old horror anthology Creepshow, which was a feature length film consisting of five short, grizzly stories. If you’ve ever said that, you can now feel vindicated, because the team behind…

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Intel Arc A750 launches October 12, will ‘reset the market’ at $289

Audio player loading… The Intel Arc A750 graphics card was notably missing from Pat Gelsinger’s keynote speech a few days ago at Intel Innovation 2022, despite the Intel CEO announcing the Arc A770 (opens in new tab) during the show. Thankfully, I can now confirm that we won’t have to wait long for the cheaper card, or actually any time at all. The Intel Arc A750 will launch October 12 for $289.The Arc A750 will feature 28 Xe-cores, four fewer than the Arc A770. As such these two cards are expected to be fairly close together in terms of gaming…

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When will Valorant’s roster be too big?

Riot Games is first and foremost known for League of Legends. It’s one of the biggest games of all times, and known jokingly on the internet as one of the worst. The MOBA has dominated TV with Arcane, music with artist collaborations with the recent one with Lil Nas X (opens in new tab), and even fashion with luxury goods. But at the heart of these successes is the massive roster of characters the game has. Currently, League of Legends has 161 champions. 161 different personalities, backgrounds, shapes, sizes, styles, and fighting abilities. That’s a lot of innovation and a lot…

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XeSS performs worse than native rendering on AMD’s Ryzen 7 5700G

Audio player loading… Yesterday I looked at the performance of Intel XeSS upscaling tech running on an Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti (opens in new tab). While not quite up to the performance of DLSS, it wasn’t far off, and the image quality was impressive. A promising start for Intel. Especially given that it runs on not just Intel’s graphics cards, but AMD’s and Nvidia’s too.In order for other cards to support the feature, they need to support DP4A (opens in new tab). The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti does, which is used for the upscaling algorithm and is the fallback for…

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World of Warcraft could be getting official controller support

Audio player loading… A new build has arrived for the Dragonflight (opens in new tab) beta and it seems that World of Warcraft may get official controller support in the new expansion. Both Xbox and PlayStation controller assets which are “tied to controller bindings” have been datamined in the latest build, according to Icy Veins (opens in new tab).This news certainly adds weight to any speculation that WoW might show up on Xbox after the Microsoft acquisition, assuming it goes ahead (opens in new tab) of course. Equally though, it may just be part of the push towards better accessibility…

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Sackboy: A Big Adventure is finally coming to PC in late October

Audio player loading… After months of leaks (opens in new tab), Sony has confirmed a late October release date for the PC port of Sackboy: A Big Adventure. The cooperative 3D platformer—a PS5 launch title—will boast a few nice quality-of-life improvements when it hits Steam and the Epic Games Store.Confirmation of the port comes via the Latin American PlayStation YouTube account, but the English language version of the trailer will no doubt hit imminently. 4K resolution with support for 120fps is in, it’ll play nice with 21:9 ultrawide monitors, and DLSS and VRR are both supported.GamesRadar gave Sackboy: A Big…

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These custom Steam Deck boot screens are dope

Audio player loading… Just when you think you can’t get any more jealous of the Steam Deck owners out there, the portable handheld PC just got even cooler. In the PC gaming scene we tend to like to customise things, like crazy modular keyboards (opens in new tab), mice, and completely epic computer cases (opens in new tab). You name it we like to put a stamp on it. Even little things like desktop backgrounds, or bios load images are nice to make your PC your own. The Steam Deck is a bit harder to customise generally speaking, but that hasn’t…

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Check out these trombone controller mods to make you the real Trombone Champ

Audio player loading… Trombone Champ is an indie rhythm game that just keeps blowing us all away (opens in new tab). When Chris Livingston first started posting videos of his attempts at the game, the PC Gamer chat was full of laughter. Those hilarious bad notes coupled with his over enthusiastic avatar and a screen that flashes up ‘NASTY’ to mock your attempts is simple comedy brass.But of course it gets better. We’re by far not the first people to fall bell over slide for Trombone Champ as fans have been getting in on the action. Recently, one skillful fan…